Monday, May 25, 2009

Grandma Myrna has been "under the weather" so to speak. We're sorry we can't be there to take good care of her, but hope she has a good recovery.

I had Brennan and Asher make Grandma a card. As Brennan began to draw some pictures, I asked him what he was drawing and realized that he was drawing purposeful images. I was so impressed. I'm sorry to admit it, but I don't do a lot of art projects with my kids. I have noticed Brennan's art changing and progressing, but I hadn't noticed that he could do this now. Before mailing the card off today, we had to get a copy of his first picture like this. Grandma, enjoy the original. Maybe it'll be worth some $ some day, eh?

I'm tyring to get it so you can enlarge it by clicking on it, but I don't know how. Hopefully my IT husband can spare some time to learn my blog. Until then...
Top: Airplane with windows
Below that: an animal (I think it looks like an elephant)
Middle: piano
Bottom left: a humidifier with steam.
Smallest picture next to humidifier: a little airplane.
Middle bottom: a car
Bottom right: "Light so we can see in the dark"

Sunshine for the Soul

It's been absolutely perfect weather lately. It's a great time of year, other than the whole allergy-thing.

Brennan is enjoying our few pots of garden plants. One day while playing outside he decided to spruce up the pot of corn plants. I denied him scissors, but he resourcefully settled for pulling branches off a nearby tree. He pulled me outside to show me what he'd "made for me." Isn't it lovely? What a thoughtful child. He was so excited to be giving me a beautiful "garden."

There are some little white flowers (sorry, I don't know plant names) in there too... so aesthetic.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I actually wrote the following post quite a while ago, and gave smilebox a try for the slideshow. I'm not terribly impressed. I've gone ahead and posted it anyway just to get it up already, but next time I'll try a different slideshow provider. Any suggestions?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

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Last March everyone around here took off for Spring Break. My Dad had a humanitarian dental trip to Mexico and Shannon and Bryan joined him. I really wanted to go, but I guess that's the price you pay when you decide to have children. Devon went down to visit Kelly in California, so that left my Mom and Brian and I.

Since she was going to be home alone, my Mom graciously invited Brian and the kids and I to join her for a night in Seaside. We had SO much fun, even though it was pouring rain! With our hoods on and umbrella opened we braved the elements for a walk around downtown and even on the beach. That evening Brian and I took Brennan to the hotel pool where after about 45 minutes, Brennan finally let Brian hold him in the pool for a few second at a time. And near the end of our swimming time, Brennan even jumped into Brian's arms in the pool. It was AMAZING! (Yeah, Brennan is NOT a waterbaby. He is terrified to be in bodies of water).

The next day before heading home we visited the Maritime Museum. They had a lightboat exhibit (a lighthouse that's a boat instead, used by the Navy or CoastGuard or something) which was pretty cool. It was a very nice little trip. Thanks, Mom.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Life is Good

I'm posting a bunch of video and pictures from the last little while. Since it's been so long, there will probably be a lot.

The video is kinda long, but I enjoy watching my kids, so if you get bored, that's your problem! =) It covers some frequent activities. Like, lately Brennan is WAY into playing on the couch cushions. They do what you'll watch every day. I keep taking video of it because it never ceases to amuse me.

Asher is very into jumping off of things. I don't know where it started, but it also includes trying to walk down stairs the front way, often without even holding on to anything. Yesterday for example, as we waited in the waiting room at the Dr.'s office, Asher spent the whole time climbing up the chair, turning around, and jumping off. Of course I held his handto assist, otherwise he'd of probably broken his leg. This child really likes to live on the edge, I guess. I'm a little nervous that as he gets older, he'll continue to continue to look for extreme-sport fun. Boys, boys, boys. I don't know how this happened to me.

The lunch-time scene in this really cracks me up. We do it during dinner on the nights when Brian's at work. We each just laugh for the sake of making the others laugh. If you haven't tried it, you oughta. It's super fun!

Nice Days

O.k. That's all for this post. I don't know about you guys, but do you find it to be a HUGE pain to get pictures in the right spot?

Senior Project is DONE! Time for Life Catch-Up

Here are some month-old videos from Brennan's birthday, if anyone is interested. I still haven't made his dinosaur cake. I guess life just moved on. I haven't forgotten though, even if Brennan has.

He is enjoying being 4. In fact, he tells everyone he meets, whether they ask for not. Just lovin' life in the big-boy zone.